Inflammation is body's reaction to the infections. One of the most important recent medical discoveries has been that the immune system and inflammatory processes are involved with a wide variety of mental and physical health problems. The more your body has to fight the diseases, the shorter your life may be.
Symptoms & signs of inflammation
Soreness, swelling, heat
Joint swelling and pain with loss of function
Swollen lymph nodes
Excessive mucus secretion
Fatigue and low energy even when getting enough sleep
Uncomfortable abdominal bloating, food sensitivities, changes in stool
Blood Tests to Detect Inflammation
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR or SED Rate)
C-reactive protein (CRP) qquantitative
C-reactive protein, highly sensitive (CRP-hs or cardiac)
Related Studies and Papers
Chronic inflammation is associated with multiple age related diseases. However, we don't know if aging causes inflammation or inflammation causes aging. Paper shows evidence that increased inflammation causes the ageing process to speed up, and there is a fine balance between maintaining the immune system function and longevity.
Chronic inflammatory diseases are more than 50% of all deaths.